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Jun 28, 2007 04:31 PM

Alma Rosa is Back Where It Belongs

Alma Rosa winery for those of you that did not know, is the new venture for Richard Sanford after he was forced out of his old Sanford Winery. For the past year, he has been in a small industrial park location in Buellton and as of July 1st he will be back at the El Jabali Ranch location, which is the site of the old Sanford winery. Sanford moved down the road. Richard Sanford was one of the true pioneers of the Central Coast wines and I have enjoyed his wines and his wine making philsophy over the years. I am just sorry that I have work responsibilites this weekend or I would be there at 11am sharp.

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  1. Richard Sanford is indeed one of the pioneers in the region and makes great wine. I have been enjoying his Alma Rosa since it came out and it has the Sanford stamp all over it. Glad to hear he is back at the old site.

    1. i thought their pinot's have been out for a bit?

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      1. re: clayfu

        That was their first release. they had both a santa rita hill and a vineyard designate. I think they were released last summer or early fall. I pretty sure they don't have a second release out yet. If you like their pinot's try the vin gris pinot, I think the Sideways hoopla is finally dying down.

        1. re: littlestevie

          Clayfu, I saw your posts over in the over rated thread. If you havent already, You should try Fiddleheads Pinot or some of ones from Melville and Talley. I like these better than the Oregon Pinots.

          1. re: littlestevie

            yeah i've been seeing the alma rosa in wine stores all over socal. (at least this year) Not typically a fan of Santa Rita pinot's, but i'll give these a shot =) I've heard many a good thing!